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The Canadian Senate has voted to change a bill, that would have imposed a mandatory- minimum of six months prison sentence for growing at least five marijuana plants.
The vote which amended a bill known as Bill C-16 grants courts discretion in sentencing convictions for growing between five and 200 plants.
The Bill still has to pass the hurdle of being ratified by the House of Commons (the Canadian version of the United States House of Representatives).
Judges can also exempt Canadian Native Indian convicts from the mando-minimum sentences, providing that they explain their reasons.
In cases where factors like endangering the health of a child or creating a public safety hazard are in involved the mando-minimums are still in effect.
On quick side note since I’m talking about our homies across the border; I’d like to say hold ya head to Marc Emory. To the readers who don’t know about the “Prince of Weed”, here you go: